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Creamed Spinach

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8

Description

This is the creamed spinach like you’ll find in steakhouses. It’s just so darn good, I can’t see straight.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick Butter
  • 8 Tablespoons Flour
  • ½ whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
  • 2 cups Milk
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch Ground Nutmeg
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 24 ounces, weight Baby Spinach

Preparation

Melt 1 stick of butter in a pot. Sprinkle in flour and whisk together. Cook over medium heat for five minutes or until light golden brown. Throw in onion and garlic and stir together, cooking for another minute. Pour in milk, whisking constantly, and cook for another five minutes while you cook the spinach.

To cook spinach, melt 3 tablespoons butter in a separate pot. Add spinach in increments until all incorporated, and cook until wilted but not soggy, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Season the cream sauce with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add spinach to the cream sauce, stirring gently to combine. Serve immediately.

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joni on 5.26.2011

I finally tried this for the first time tonight. Fabulous!! I didn’t have any milk on hand, had to use half-n-half [darn the luck!] so the sauce was too thick, and I had to add more to thin it down. It turned out fantastic anyway, and I have some leftover sauce. Which I can’t wait to try on fish! Or pasta!

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polwig on 5.7.2010

It did not work out that good for me.. not that creamy more watery.. .i must have done something wrong. Not enough flour maybe?

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feetofclay1678 on 2.19.2010

This was alright, but i wasnt much of a creamed spinach fan before hand either.

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Karenpie on 1.24.2010

I made this last night for a dinner party. My husband proposed to me. Even though we’re already married and I’m a sure thing. It’s even better the next day with Tabasco on it!

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onemoreday on 11.8.2009

I pretty much ate creamed spinach for a month straight because of this. Creamed spinach and bread rolls. Creamed spinach “sauce” on pasta. Creamed spinach in a pita. Creamed spinach and creamed spinach. Creamed spinach by itself. I stopped short of putting it on rice and I left out the nutmeg (because I don’t have any). Also, much of the time I used frozen spinach because it was cheaper, I’m a broke college kid, I don’t always remember to wash my veggies thoroughly (my diet consisted mostly of creamed spinach, do you think I am a master chef) and I didn’t have to chop them up. Not that you’re supposed to chop your spinach, I just find the whole leaves unwieldy.

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Latalia Gholson on 9.22.2013

I would have never thought creamed spinach would be this easy. Just finish making it and it is delicious!!!!

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CodieD on 7.7.2011

I never thought I would like creamed spinach, but this was awesome! I am in love! My husband suggested adding shrimp to this to make a meal out of it and serve it over brown rice or something. He really liked it as well.

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joni on 5.26.2011

Easy and delicious! I have leftover sauce, which I think will be fabulous on fish or pasta.

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valentinegirlxo on 1.5.2011

Made this for my hubby and I the other night. I quartered the recipe since it’s just the two of us and it was a HUGE mistake. I could have ate bowls and bowls of this stuff.

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meleimomof4 on 1.3.2011

So very very good. I will definatly be making this like once a week. Even my kids loved it (8 and 1) Thanks for such a great recipie.

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